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good morning. it is monday june 25 2012. welcome to studio 57 at the cbs broadcast center. i'm charlie rose. erica hill is off today. tropical storm debby soaked florida's gulf coast, spawning a deadly tornado and raising fears of major flooding. also, one of the jurors in the jerry sandusky trial talks to us about the emotional conviction. i'm gayle king. prices at the pump are plunging but this morning a former oil executive warns that might not be a good thing. that age-old debate about women having it all takes a new twist. maria sharapova. as we do every morning, we begin with a look at today's eye-opener. your world in 90 seconds.
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my garage is gone. >> tropical storm debby tears into the gulf coast. >> oh, my god. look at this. take some video, honey. >> tropical storm warnings from mississippi to central florida. >> the storm has been blamed for at least one death. >> some places could see as much as 2 feet of flooding rain. >> from the weather center, which we sometimes call extreme, because it is tonight. >> you've got that right, lady. >> i think there's going to be a real uproar against a politicized supreme court. >> the justices could rule as early as today whether president obama's health care reform is constitutional. >> if the court strikes down the whole bill i think it will be a political disaster for the administration. >> i was juror number 11. i think we felt he knew what he had done. >> jerry sandusky's lawyers now say they tried to withdraw from the case saying they didn't have time to prepare. >> more than 11,000 colorado residents remain out of their
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homes and out of the path of a raging wildfires. >> mohamed morsi of the muslim brotherhood. >> the first freely elected leader since 1952. >> a pair of bears fighting. they got into a wrestling match right in the middle of a residential neighborhood. >> all that. >> going to the semifinal of euro 2012. >> oh, wow. >> the octopus pushing the -- then he goes down. oh, all eight arms going down. >> and all that matters. >> feast your eyes on the ugliest dog. >> he's so ugly he's cute. >> on "cbs this morning." >> i'll come to your house bob schieffer and mow your lawn if you can find president obama's specific proposals on reforming entitlements in this country. >> i live in an apartment. you don't have to worry about mowing my lawn. captioning funded by cbs
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welcome to "cbs this morning." tropical storm debby is pounding parts of the gulf coast with heavy rain and tornadoes. the damage could go on for days because the storm is sitting just off shore and not moving. >> debby is bringing drenching rain and 50 mile an hour winds. residents in some low-lying areas were told to evacuate. the storm has produced isolated tornadoes and watder spouts in florida. at least one person has been killed. another person is missing after being lost in the waves off of the alabama coast. >> cbs news hurricane consultant david bernard, chief meteorologist of cbs 4 in miami is tracking debby. where is the storm and where is it likely to go? >> the big problem is exactly that. where it's going. not anywhere any time fast. the big issue has been rainfall and it's still going to be. this is the rainfall potential the next 48 hours. keep in mind, this is on top of what has already occurred. portions of north florida, maybe
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even coastal south carolina and georgia could see well over another foot of rain. now, here's where the storm is right now. still no movement. a little weaker than it was last night with 50 mile per hour winds. about 90 miles south, southwest of appalachia florida. tropical storm watch for tampa. warnings for the florida panhandle. and the future track, well this is a big cone of uncertainty, a large circle. but the idea is a slow drift. the rest of the week and the northern gulf of mexico may be pushing inland. as long as it's sticking around like that we're going to continue to have that threat of heavy rain. even in orlando or miami could have minor flooding problems the next couple of days. >> david bernard, thank you. the supreme court is due to make a ruling perhaps as early as today that could affect the political landscape, the economy and the lives of millions of americans. >> now, the justices are expected to decide if president obama's signature health care law is constitutional. jan crawford is outside the
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supreme court and joins us now. jan, what are you hearing? >> well, gail gayle, as you heard, congress passed this after a political battle. most americans oppose it and now it's up to the supreme court. it's president obama's signature achievement. considered the most significant health care legislation in 40 years. or as the vice president said -- >> with the supreme court set to rule at any moment democrats and republicans are fine tuning their message. >> we know that it must be repealed in its entirety. >> i think that the -- we're ironclad on the constitutionality of the bill. >> since the law passed millions have taken advantage of some provisions already in place, like coverage for adult children up to age 26 on their parents' insurance. but the court must decide whether an unpopular part of the law, the requirement that all americans have health insurance or pay a penalty known as the
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individual mandate is constitutional. the potential outcomes ranging from the court's upholding the law in its entirety striking down the controversial individual mandate and leaving the rest or most of the law in place or declaring the entire bill unconstitutional. mitt romney says if the court upholds the law, he'll work to eliminate it. >> regardless of what they do it's going to be up to the next president to either repeal and replace obama care or to replace obama care. >> president obama has made his news clear on what the court should do. >> i am confident this will be upheld because it will be upheld. >> he hasn't said what he will do if it's struck down. they will try to implement whatever is left. candidates across the country are preparing for the decision. indiana senate candidate richard murdock is ready for any scenario. his campaign accidentally released videos he's filmed to cover every possible outcome. >> we've had a brief moment of celebration because the supreme court ruled that obama care is
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in fact unconstitutional. we now know that obama care came down to the split decision, they've ruled it constitutional. >> whatever the court decides, it's unlikely that republicans on capitol hill will rush to make major changes to the health care legislation. they want to keep the focus on the economy through election day. charlie and gayle. >> jan, if the supreme court does say it's unconstitutional in part or whole, who are the winners and losers? >> charlie, nas a question everybody is arguing about in washington and no one agrees. there are a lot of people say, i mean republicans who say this that while it would be a humiliating defeat for the president, his signature legislation, he's a constitutional law scholar, if the court repudiated this law that he states his first term on, it wouldn't be so great for mitt romney either. romney has campaigned against this law. he's saying he's the only thing that stands between americans and socialized medicine. not really a clear call on who this would benefit. one thing is for sure it's
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going to be a huge political fight through november. >> jan crawford thank you. jerry sandusky's sex abuse trial came to a dramatic end friday night in the bellefonte pennsylvania, courtroom. hundreds of people surrounded the courthouse as he was convicted of sexually assaulting boys over a 15-year span. he's in jail waiting to be sentenced. next month he's reportedly under a suicide watch. his lawyers say they will appeal but it's likely that he will spend the rest of his life behind bars. the seven women and the five men found him guilty of 45 of the 48 charges. one juror described it in her own words. >> my name is ann. i was juror number 11 for the sandusky trial. in some ways you feel unworthy as an individual. you don't want to make that kind of decision but you also have many other lives in your hands in this case, we have the victims.
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the first victim that stepped forward, he was compelling in that his story, it was very complete and it was difficult in that i have a son who you could imagine being that age and i think that you could really sympathize with him. i want them to heal and get the help that they need, to have a life that they deserve. nobody deserves what happened to them. the deliberations were calm. people were serious about them and respectful. >> premised on jerry testifying. >> you know we never talked about should he have testified or why he didn't testify. i know in my own mind i wondered. i think i would have liked to hear what he had to say. i would have liked to see him answer questions. >> jerry, what do you have to say about the verdict? >> we watched him to see how he
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would react and there was very little reaction. i think that we felt that he knew what he had done. >> pennsylvania governor tom corbett was the attorney general in 2009 when the sandusky investigation began. governor, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. how are you today sm. >> good thank you. please today have you here. want to look back briefly and forward. looking back does anything about this investigation, this trial and this conviction surprise you? >> charlie, no. i think it surprises some people. the length of time it took. but having been an assistant d.a. and assistant u.s. attorney in handling cases like this i understood that the -- you have to do a complete investigation and get as many witnesses as you possibly can. so this took us a lot longer than people would like it to take.
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but we built an ironclad case and i think the jury demonstrated with their convictions of 45 of 48 counts. >> does it surprise you that the defense is saying listen, we didn't have enough time to prepare our case? >> i'm not surprised that they would say that. they've had a number of months to go through the files, through the witnesses. obviously, it will be the subject of an appeal at some point in time. but defense attorneys are going to try and appeal this decision. in this case the jury had the opportunity to hear the compelling testimony of these now young men who were young boys who suffered at the hands of this pedophile. >> governor what does this mean for penn state going forward? >> well this is a chapter that is behind. i'm proud of the administration and the board of trustees that are trying to deal with this
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through a very difficult time. we have a search for a new president ongoing at the same time. but we're all waiting to see former judge louie freeze report. that will set some of the guide posts for the administration and for the board of trustees as to how to prevent this in the future. but particularly, what i think this case has brought out is that this is a problem in the united states. it is a problem here in pennsylvania. and when a young boy is accusing somebody particularly somebody of celebrity status, it is very difficult to get them to come forward and i still encourage people to go and bring this kind of information forward to all the authorities. >> because that did not happen and some people say that penn state has been on trial as well and penn state has to address that and perhaps louie freeze investigation will. there remains a question about penn state and the way it handled this. >> well there is another
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investigation, as you know two other individuals have been charged at this point. the attorney general said the investigation is ongoing. that is now separate from the sandusky case. so it is something that has to be looked at closely. will be looked at closely. i know that i am waiting to see. i've known director free for a very, very long time. i'm looking forward to seeing his report and his recommendations. >> governor, thank you very much for joining us this morning. >> thank you for having me. president-elect mow ham morrissey started forming his own government today. serious questions remain over how much authority he will have. >> he faces a power struggle with egypt's military rules. charlie d'agata is in cairo where his supporters celebrated his historic victory. >> they've cleaned up tahrir square after a night of celebrations. the new president-elect moved
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into the office once with hosni mubarak. there is a lot of work to do. he's not wasting time. >> the crowd gathered in tahrir square, could hardly hear what they were believing. mohamed morsi had made history becoming the country's first democratically elected president. >> when that moment was announced, what was going through your mind? >> many things many things. this was like -- the emotion of the moment that a lot of things were going on inside. it was a very happy moment. >> few had dared to truly believe the country's ruling generals would allow somebody outside their ranks to win the country's highest post. supporters of his rival, former military commander ahmed shafiq were more shocked by the results. in his victory speech mohamed morsi paid tribute to those who lost their lives fighting for freedom six months ago.
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the u.s. trained engineering professor said he would be a president for all egyptians. although he may be the president-elect, the ruling generals still hold most of the power. that standoff is no closer to being resolved. president obama called him to congratulate him. there are reservations in washington about having an islamist liedeader in egypt. they want to expand ties with iran to maintain a strategic balance. for "cbs this morning," i'm charlie d'agata? cairo. colorado's wildfire trouble is getting worse this morning. the latest broke out over the weekend near colorado springs forcing mass evacuations. rick salinger of cbs 4 is in colorado springs right now to bring us up to date. rick hello to you. >> reporter: good morning, gayle. this is being called the waldo canyon fire. it sprung up on saturday and has
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loomed over colorado springs. we have some water trucks and bulldozers now ready to go into battle. no structures have been lost. but some 6,000 people remain under evacuation orders. it's become an all too familiar sight for colorado residents. fire and smoke tearing through the dry brush. this time near colorado springs. the outlook is not encouraging. with windy weather expected to continue to fan the flames. >> the fire is currently growing in three general directions, to the northeast, to the southwest and to the northwest. >> the fire has displaced thousands from their homes. >> what do we take in case our house burns down? it's really hard. >> firefighters will get no help from mother nature. temperatures are expected to hit the high 90s for the next two days. >> i think it's the greatest
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natural threat we've seen in the last 30, 40 years in this community. >> there are eight wildfires burning across colorado right now, the largest at more than 80,000 acres. officials say they have no idea when this newest fire will be contained. additional resources are expected today in terms of some 400 more firefighters and some c-130 tankers that are capable of dropping up to 3,000 gallons of fire retardant. the cause of this fire remains under investigation. gayle and charlie sm. >> rick salinger of cbs 4, denver, thank you. time to show you some of the headlines from around the globe. the oklahoma an reports three people are missing after two freight trains slammed into each other in the oklahoma panhandle on sunday. one train was headed west, the other east. they burst into flames on impact. one of the conductors survived after jumping just before the trains collided. >> sounds like a good move.
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you may have to say bye bye to your blackberry. oh no. the company that makes the smartphone may have to sell the hand set business to survive. amazon and facebook are rumored to be potential buyers. usa today reports on a worsening shortage of truckdrivers. it's leading to delayed deliveries and higher freight costs. baby boomers are retiring and fewer young people are getting into long-haul trucking. britain's guardian says saudi arabia will allow women athletes to compete in the summer olympics for the first time ever if if they're good enough. there have been calls to ban saudi arabia from the summer olympics because the country discourages women from participating in sports.
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we might be paying $5 a gallon for gas this summer. prices are closer to $3. a former president of shell will tell us why our economy may be paying a high price for cheaper gasoline. and french open champion maria sharapova continues her grand slam comeback this morning at wimbledon. >> you go through so many good days and bad days. you think are the good days going to be that worth it are they going to feel so good? >> we'll ask her about life on the court and off as the highest earning female athlete in the world. only on "cbs this morning." this portion of "cbs this morning" sponsored by advil. make the switch to advil now. are choosing advil®. here's one story.
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the if you remember was flying in long wood florida. these two black bears were really going at it on someone's front lawn. a brave neighbor videotaped the battle. the experts say there are several bears in the area but they rarely fight. it could be the two were having a turf war or charlie, maybe they were hugging it out. >> exactly right. >> that's all. >> fun video to watch. it was not so long ago that experts were predicting gas would hit $5 a gallon. the price is dropping and could fall to $3 by the end of summer. we'll ask john hofmeister were why his prediction was off the mark and why he believes cheap gas may actually be bad for the economy. you're watching "cbs this morning." local news is next.
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here's the deal. you stop trying to convince us you're a regular guy who does regular things like us regular folks and we'll pretend you're not pumping diesel fuel into the baggage compartment of that bus. >> who knows? i'll bet he knows how to work a nozzle. >> i suspect. welcome back to "cbs this morning." >> for several weeks, drivers have been happy to see the gas prices -- the national average is $3.42 a gallon. >> a few months ago shell oil president john hofmeister predicted $5 a gas this summer. he's here to explain this morning why cheaper gas may not be such good news after all. welcome. >> thank you, charlie. >> i'll get to that in a moment. but first, why is gas going down
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at the pump? >> it's the weak economy. this is the third year in a row. three years running that we've seen rising gas prices in the late winter early spring really put a crunch on consumers' disposable income. they start pulling back from other purchases because they can't both buy high priced gas and buy the other necessities or discretionary things they want. it's an underlying weakness that three years in a row hit the u.s. economy with a falling stock market, with a rising unemployment or increasing jobless applications and this has gone on now year after year. any robustness in the economy, given the failure to create an energy policy in the country, really led to this kind of weak economy. >> okay. so demand is going down and supply goes up. the equation says prices will fall. how far will it go? >> you don't know. here's an interesting conundrum right now. difficult to understand. the saudis are essentially
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producing as high as they have ever produced. they're really trying to thread a needle here because their peer is that the global economy is so weak, they could see the price collapse. what the saudis don't want to see and no one does is a complete price collapse like we had in 2008 when we get down below $35 a barrel. you can't produce today's oil in many parts of the world at that low price. the saudis are producing 10 million barrels a day u.s. production is up a little bit over prior years and that is -- in the face of a weak economy, china cutting back its demand u.s. demand is down european demand is down. we end up with a sliding crude oil price. i think it could get into the 70s. but there comes a point where the saudis need a higher oil price to pay their costs, the cost was doing business the social costs. the fundamental problem,
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charlie, we have to come to grips with where are we going with energy as a nation. for everybody barrel that we import, that means we're not producing a domestic barrel, that means a domestic job is not being created. that means consumers aren't getting the assurance of future security from domestic production and we'll go back into this high price rise next time we see economic strength. >> it's clear we have a lot of work to do on that. you said the $5 figure when you were back i said i hope he's wrong. >> there are people who paid $5 this spring on the west coast. >> i remember that. >> i was in anchorage last thursday, friday they're paying over $4 a gallon still? anchorage a gallon where we produce a third largest oil in the country. >> are you saying that high gas prices is a sign of a good economy? that seems counterintuitive out there shopping. >> high gas prices would suggest that people are spending on more than just gasoline but it's a
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failure of government leadership to allow an energy formula to come together so -- the reason the high prices happen is we're borrowing oil, we're buying oil from off shore. why do we keep buying oil off shore when we have more oil in this country than we'll ever use? >> some people say we ought to have high gas prices at the pump to create an energy policy for the future which means developing alternative sources, including natural gas and others. i've heard that many times and i get that a lot. the reality is, we have no substitute in this country for personal mobility. in other words, a european collection of countries has a mass transit system that takes care of people's mobility needs even if they don't have a vehicle. in europe, a vehicle is seen as a discretionary purchase because you don't have to have one to get around. you can't do that in this country. this country has failed miserably in a transportation
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policy that provides public transportation where people want it. we're failing miserably in an energy policy where we're not getting the kind of leadership we need to produce our own energy. >> so many smart people working on it why can't we get it right? >> i call it the perverse at this of partisanship. it's holding the country back. we haven't had a president in years, let's go back not just the current president, many presidents can't rise bofr the perverseity of partisanship to lead the nation towards where the people are benefited instead of the parties benefited. >> that's affecting things other than oil prices. >> yes, it is. >> thank you, john. pleasure to have you here. a year ago, maria sharapova left wimbledon disappointed. she talks with us about life tennis and business. and tomorrow former secretary of state, condoleeza rice will be with us on "cbs this morning."
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google ceo larry page has nothing to say right now because he's lose his voice. as you can imagine, getting big attention in silicon valley where some are concerned about his health. an e-mail was sent to google employees saying there's nothing seriously wrong. last year eric schmidt told stockholders that he will continue to run the company. you see him speaking to me in an interview several weeks ago. welcome back to "cbs this morning." his voice was okay at that time. >> it was. yes. >> good. >> it made news. >> made news. it always does on the charlie rose show. maria sharapova is more than a tennis champion. she's practically an industry earning more in prizes and endorsements than any other female athlete. >> she's number one again on the tennis tour.
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she talks with mark phillips about what it takes to be on top. >> yes it's wimbledon time again and the tennis circus is in town. two weeks of fierce competition and not just for tickets. wimbledon, like all great sporting events these days is one part athletics, two parts showbiz an the biggest star in the women's game is maria sharapova. the women's tennis circuit likes to market top players like movie stars. it's just as well some of them look the part. none more so than maria sharapova. 6'2" of statuesque glamour off the court. the same measure of screeching power and determination on it. and now after her victory in the french open two weeks ago, which followed wins earlier in her career at the u.s. open and the australian and at wimbledon, sharapova is one of eight women
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to achieve the career grand slam. now she's back in london to begin another shot at the wimbledon tight am. at the end of the french open, you seemed pleased with yourself or satisfied. it was the fourth one and all that stuff. you now have the complete set. why were you so satisfied? >> i feel like i worked so hard to get to that moment. you go through so many good days and bad days and there are days where you think, are the good days going to be that worth it are they going to feel so good. in the moment i won match point and got on my knees, it's that moment where everything comes together. >> did tennis players, like football or soccer players, practice their victory dance at the end in do you know what you're going to do sm. >> no. but i've seen photographs of me winning the four grand slams. my reactions are pretty much the same. i go on my knees and i do something. i'm quite shocked. but i certainly don't practice it. i don't want to jinx anything.
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>> practicing not victory celebrations but hitting the ball is what tennis players do. even those ranked number one in their sport. which is what maria sharapova is again at the age of 25. just four years ago, it looked like she'd never play top-level tennis again, never mind win another championship. she needed surgery on a recurring shoulder problem. it's the kind of injury that ends careers. >> you know i got injured at a pretty young age of 21. that's usually not the age where you have to get shoulder surgery. so -- also not exactly an injury that i've known other players to come back from, especially in tennis. >> did you ever think you wouldn't come back sm. >> the comeback wasn't continuous. anyone in my team would tell you that. not just with the events but emotionally as well. as a tennis player six days a week, you wake up and you try to
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go and practice and improve and get better. that's taken away from you and you start waking up in the morning. i was like well i'm so sick of putting casual clothes on. i want to put my nike stuff on. it becomes boring. so at the end of the day, i was really missing that. >> the clothing reference is not an accident. sharapova's endorsement contract contributes to her $25 million a year income not just clothes but bags watches, being a top tennis player is one thing. have super model to go along with the talent makes her the hottest property on the market in so many ways. but the world's top earning woman athlete says it's still all about the tennis. >> it's not my job to judge somebody else's first and foremost i have a tennis racket and a ball that's what i'm good at. >> it's a long way from the seven-year-old little girl
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tennis prodigy brought to the u.s. from russia by her father and who as she got older showed her skill and a killer instinct. >> they saw how much i loved competing against somebody. i was never the one that liked to practice and hit millions of balls even though i knew it was good for me. when i saw somebody across the net, i wanted to win. they saw that they saw the desire the passion i had for the sport and did everything they could to make me better. >> there's a cliche in the sport, not just you, the williams sister. the talent the tennis stage parent i suppose. do you feel that's what you had and you -- >> at the end of the day, where are you going to be without that driving force? >> her father doesn't travel with her anymore. there's a new man in her life. basketball player sasha. >> will you be famously married
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soon? waiting for the end of the tennis before that happens? >> probably. i'll probably wait a little bit. >> so at 25 she's done it all and has more money than she can ever spend. why go on? >> do you love it? >> that's a tough question. there are so many things i love about it. i really did. there are days like i said how many years are you going to do this for? but i don't think that you will see me so much around it in the daily life of the sport when i'm done. >> it's fun as long as you're winning? >> that helps. but it's not always about the winning. you know it's sport. >> it is sports. as somebody once said, that's why they play the games. anything can happen. there's another competition here every year that's between the tournament organizers and the weather. on day one at least, it's organizers 15 weather love. for "cbs this morning," i'm mark phillips at wimbledon.
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she's enchanting young athlete, isn't she? >> smart, talented and gorgeous. always a good combination. she's got that primal grunt down, charlie. does that help with one's tennis shot? >> i think so. they can't give it up. >> i was going to say, it never worked for me. i immediate to work on that. a lot of women ask this question. can you have a successful career and be there all the time for your family? a recent article by a top government official says no.
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it's 4 minutes before 8:00, the last monday in june. it's nice weather wise and not bad travel wise here. here is sharon gibala with with wjz traffic control. >> good morning. if you take richie highway we have a water main break that's blocking one for more lanes. take lawsuit route -- route 3. south president at pratt, a wreck. there's a look at your speeds on the beltway. not bad . this traffic report is brought to you by the cochran firm. back over the to you -- to you. a a smokily brush fire that
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burped through 40 acres -- a smoky brush fire that burned through 40 acres mike schuh has the story. >> reporter: good morning. it was the smoke and the embers that drove people away. 200 firefighters summed -- some from delaware rolled in. the flames were tamed but the smoke was not, leaving authorities to call for the evacuation of over 20 homes. fire fights will remary -- firefighters will remain in the area to get to shot spots. let's go to marty at first warning weather. >> you know it's interesting we continue to see slowly activity move our way. we may see a couple of thunderstorms around between now and lunch. certain clearing this afternoon with a high of 84 degrees. a
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mugly is ugly and proud of it. or at least his owner is. he's the winner of the world's ugliest dog contest. he's an 8-year-old chinese crested from england. he gets a top prize of $1,000 and a year supply of canine cookies. >> mugly is very handsome i think. indeed i do. >> i think that's in the eye of the beholder. welcome back to "cbs this morning." i'm gayle king. >> i'm charlie rose. erica hill is off it this morning. restarting an old debate for women. how to juggle demanding careers with raising a family. ann marie slaughter writes in -- i found myself in a job typical
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for a vast majority of women. i could no longer be parent and the professional i wanted to be. >> she also writes it's society that must change. coming to value choices to put family ahead of work just as much as those who put work ahead of family. so this as you might imagine is causing quite a stir. former ceo of merrill lynch wealth management is here with "cbs this morning" contributor lee woodruff and joins us in the conversation. i saw you shaking your head to that. for the sake of this conversation, let's define what does it mean having it all? it means different things to different people. what does it mean to you? >> that's exactly right. where she starts the article. she's trying to have it all working 18 hours a day. the math doesn't work. for different people it means different things. having it all means different for me nan my sister for example. it's a very very personal issue. >> are you surprised that years later, we're still having it all conversation?
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i marvel we're still talking about it. >> yes, that it's 2012. what i also marvel at is that we haven't made more progress. the senior levels of companies, of corporations boards we plateaued out about 15 16% of women. >> but she makes the argument women that women haven't risen to the ranks in enough places to really help facilitate that change. what i think is so interesting really is where we are today. think about where we are when i started in the '80s with my little gray suit and shopping for silk bow ties. no joke. >> i would rg emotionally we're still wearing their clothes. there's an industry about how you as a woman should behave to make it in a man's world. how you should ask for a raise how you should conduct yourself. how about corporations start to think about flexibility without shame. >> so women were more -- if there were more women as ceos,
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they would do what steps to make the combination of parenting and being a professional better? >> i think they would recognize flex time. we were talking about this in the green room. it's okay for a woman to go home at 5:30 and have dinner. that woman is going to get back on e-mail at night and work until 11:30. until we understand that it's okay to incorporate one of the interesting things i thought about this article was the 30 somethings looking at the 60 something and saying that's not who i want to be. going home to an empty apartment with moo shoe pork. how can i figure out how to find this balance of professionalism and personal life? >> right. >> how did you do it sally? you've had all of these things you were a big deal on wall street and family. >> she's still a big deal. >> in different ways at different points. when my kids were younger, i was a research analyst, which had flexibility. when they were older, i was in a job that didn't have as much flexibility.
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the one important thing i did, i had a great husband. you know we were talking earlier -- >> it's important to marry the right person. >> there is a big difference between walking through the door because a meeting went late and having your husband roll his eyes versus having him say can i get you a glass of wine sm. >> has it happened to you? >> both. >> there's a reason i'm married to that second husband. >> eye roller is gone. >> clearly. >> of course, we're talking about a largely -- the privilege section of society. if you're going to be in a job like yours, you probably have a nanny or someone who can step in. those are the hard things. i think this argument is so fascinating. the 30 something divide. i look at my daughter. i made a choice with my mother who stayed at home. i thought i don't want that. now my daughter sees me and i think she's looking at me and going hell no. i'm not going to balance. look how stressed out my mother is trying to wear the hats.
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i think her choice will be interesting. >> do you feel stressed out wearing the hats? >> yeah. >> are you stressed out? >> you really are? >> my kids running to go get me a waffle. i'm finishing a sentence on an article here or a conference call here or foundation board meeting here. i think women wear so many hats. i'm not sure my daughter sees my juggling or maybe she will in the rearview mirror. >> what do you want to change you? >> i think what sally said. i think companies to understand and people o to understand greater flex ibltd and the ability to say these are my kids and i'm going to make the softball game tonight. >> not still feel you're a good employee and not feel you're lesser than or up to it sm. >> here's an interesting statistic. 60% of working moms with minor children want flexibility. but only a small portion get that. we have an entire group of people who are running around not optimizing. we've got an entire group of stay-at-home moms who wish they
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could work part-time. if we could bring them fully into the workforce, we grow the economy by 9%. >> if we had more time here there are a lot of working women who have to have two jobs because -- as long as their husband has jobs it's a totally different environment in difficult economic times. >> some people say, guys it's not the company's responsibility. i hired sally to do a job, i expect you to be here from this time to this time. it's not my problem to figure out how to handle your balance. >> that's fine. but the companies that win will engage with talent. men and women through every level within the companies, in ways that these individuals can give their all to the companies. would you rather have a fully engaged motivated excited, driven individual for five hours a day or someone stressed out and frazzled and half their attention for eight or ten hours a day. the companies who win get this right. technology is enabling this. >> well said.
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>> it's an ongoing conversation in 2012. thank you both. good morning. it is 77 degrees right now on tv hill. take a look at first warning doppler weather radar. we're seeing an advancing -- well, frankly a frontal boundary. behind it is going to be a nice afternoon with clearing skies. tomorrow will be spectacular. you may be saying to yourself, my skies are nice right now. we're going to cloud up and see a chance for shower over the next 3 hours clearing with a high of 84. beautiful tomorrow in the we know this is true. having a dog can make you happy even if the dog is not so cute. this guy is cute though. we'll show you how it can help your kids breathe better and what does it take for a restaurant to be successful in this economy? we'll make that long story short on "cbs this morning."
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as we looked around the web this morning, we found a few reasons for charlie and me to make long story short.
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let's start with our pasco, washington affiliate. reports on a severe sunburn case at an elementary school in tacoma. she was horrified when she saw her two daughters and took hem to the hospital. a school policy prohibits teachers from applying sunscreen and students can't either unless they have a doctor's note. somebody needs to figure out the plan there. reports that handwriting stills are on the decline because we're all typing and texting. a british survey found the average person hasn't written by hand in 41 days. one in three hasn't written anything in six months. >> you think that's true? i don't write as much either. not so good. new york daily news says so-called restaurants. restaurants with scantily clad waitress rs booming in these tough economic times. it's less about the view and more about the customers feeling, well x special. the three biggest breast
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restaurant chains behind hooters, had a 30% increase in sales last year. i guess serving up the girlfriend experience. i thought it was the chicken wings at hooters. they're very good. new zealand's 3 news says it's never too late for love or too far. american fell in love with a woman 69 years ago stationed as a marine in new zealand in world war ii. the relationship ended when he returned home to the states but they never forgot each other. over the weekend, they reunited. on norma's 89th birthday. guess what richard did? he popped the question. guess what she did? she said yes. that's strong. a box office winner. the new pixar movie called "brave" starring a princess was number one this weekend taking in more than $66 million. it continues an unbroken record of first place openings for pixar dating back to toy story. >> the hollywood reporter says jeopardy host alex trebek is
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recovering from a mild heart attack. it was not long ago that he was here at this very table. he was hospitalized saturday in los angeles. he's expected to recover fully and all of us here wish him well. that's lss. >> nice. sitting right there. looking good. he's okay though they say. we know there's a boulder, colorado. but a boulder in california is suddenly getting all the attention. this morning, we'll look at l.a.'s newest and biggest rock star. first, it's time for this morning's "healthwatch" with dr. holly phillips. >> good morning. in "healthwatch," doggone asthma. dogs shouldn't be considered man's best friend. it turns out they may be even better friends to your lungs. previous studies have shown that kids with dogs are less likely to develop asthma. now, new data help to explain why. researchers collected dust from homes that had a dog and exposed
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lab mice to the dust. the ones with the dust were protected from the virus linked to asthma called rsv. it seemed to promote more healthy bacteria in the body helping the immune system to fight off infections. this study is considered part of a growing body of research that backs up the hygiene hypothesis. that's the idea that extreme cleanliness may promote disease later on. being exposed to doggie dirt may -- so don't overreact when it's not necessary. this may prevent asthma. the next time the dog sheds all over the couch, breathe easy. i'm dr. holly phillips. >> cbs "healthwatch" sponsored by ocean spray. tastes good. good for you. with ocean spray cranberry white cranberry, and blueberry juice cocktails. how did you wear this stuff growing up? it's so itchy.
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the cliff diving world series kicked off in corsica, france over the weekend. the platform is more than 88 feet high more than 1200 people were watching from boats. colombia won by the way, round one. an american finished second. all we have to say about that is good luck and be safe. welcome back to "cbs this morning." they say never say never charlie. is that something you're interested in trying? you're an adventurous sort of fellow. >> but not that far. >> even though you haven't been to hooters. not doing that either. new york has a statue of liberty. i believe it too he's never been. washington has monuments. now los angeles has a new attraction of its own. it's not exactly statuesque. and some people are asking is this art? ben tracy reports on a very different kind of hollywood hunk. >> in a town where celebrities are often the center of the universe, something far less flashy has managed to steal the
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spotlight. >> i think it's brilliant and monumental. >> monolithic. >> cool. >> they're talking about a rock or what the los angeles county museum of art calls sculpture. it's a levitated mass. the museum is betting its reputation and $10 million from donors that this will become a must-see l.a. icon. >> this is either the best idea ever or it's a total screw-up. >> well the massive crowd that turned out to walk underneath the 340-ton boulder seemed to think it was pretty cool. planet. >> i was like that was the biggest rock i've ever seen in my life. >> you can step back a little bit further, you can see the sun and the edges of palm trees. it's very abstract and beautiful. >> the museum's director showed us around before the big debut. he welcomes the debate about whether or not this is art. >> what the artist has done by situating it is asking all those questions about form.
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right? that you can examine it in three dimensions, it has light and shadow. >> you speak elegantly about this as art. are you okay with the fact that a lot of people are going to come because they want to stand underneath a big rock? >> that's what they should want to do. if that's the difference than what ancient cultures were doing in awe-inspiring objects, people would just say wow, look at that. >> just rolling the rock to the museum was impressive. it took 11 nights to travel 105 miles through 22 cities. a slab of stone became the talk of the town. the reclusive artist 67-year-old michael highser, first imagined this idea in 1968. he's been obsessed with rocks and it took him 37 years to find the one. he was overwhelmed by the thousands who came to see his vision become reality. >> just taking it in. >> the museum's bet already seems to be paying off in publicity. >> they moved rocks for publicity with the same idea.
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you do something bold and dramatic that is intended to have lasting consequence. and i think that's what you would call real publicity. >> and now finding the biggest rock star in l.a. is not so hard. for "cbs this morning," ben tracy, los angeles. >> how can you put a price on loss? attorney kenneth feinberg knows the challenge as well as anyone. he's here to talk about what and why. your local news is next.
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it's 25 minutes past 8:00. this is the first monday of summer. sharon is here to wrap up the rush after marty's first warning weather. >> i have to change my background here and put the rain symbol up. for the past 3 hours -- actually 3 and a half hours we've been watching these showers slowly move our way. that's going to be the flavor of the next 3 hours then have beautiful clearing skies through the afternoon with a high of 84. # 7 now. here -- 77 now. here is sharon gibala. . good morning. we have an accident blooking all lanes on the -- blocking all lanes on the outer loop. we have a new accident this one is in the city watch for it on north central. another one in
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columbia harpers farm at wood lot. we have an accident at route 30 at saint road. a water main break watch for that on richie highway in the southbound direction blocking more than one lane at georgia avenue. there's a live look outside at the east side of the beltway. again, big delays there. the outer loop is blocked for an accident. this traffic report is brought to you by medieval times. for tickets call 1-888-we-joust. a big smoke fire forlsed dozens of home evacuations in -- forced dozens of home evacuations in queen ann's yesterday. mike schuh has the latest on the story. >> reporter: the fire on kent island is what people feared. it was the smoke and the embers that drove them away. about this time sunday morning 200 firefighters summed from delaware rolled into residential neighborhoods on the southern part of the island. they
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bulldoze paths back to a heavily wooded area where the fire was the worst. authorities called for the evacuation of over 20 homes. that -- those people can return this morning. firefighters will remain in the air air -- area to get to hot spots. baltimore city police continue to search for leads in a shooting death. a man was shot several times in the head in an alley after 7:30 last night. they are looking for a black lexus that was spotted leaving the scene. anyone with information on it or anything about the shooting is asked to call the city homicide unit. the body of a maryland marine killed in afghanistan is returning to u.s. soil this morning. eugene mills the third died friday during combat. the 21-year-old from laurel is the 5th service member from maryland killed this year, the 4th to die in afghanistan. stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station. up next, can any sum of money make up for the
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welcome back to "cbs this morning." it is, as you might expect a monumental task. putting a price tag on human loss. attorney kenneth feinberg has done it many times. most notably as the administrator of the compensation fund for 9/11 victims. >> he's worked with victims of the bp oil spill, the virginia tech shooting and others. he sums up the lessons of those cases in a new book called who gets what fair compensation after tragedy and financial upheaval. he joins us now. thank you. >> thank you. >> what skills do you have and secondly ha do you do? >> the latter is easier to explain than the former. every once in a while, fortunately not that often, policy makers attorney general,
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congress, president, decide that there ought to be a special compensation program or a kpegs program designed to determine compensation. they call on me on a number of occasions. i think more than anything else, because i did it before. it worked. so i -- >> look around he's got experience in this. feinberg. >> call him. >> i'm only as popular as my last assignment. one of these days inevitably there will be a problem and i think everybody will turn to somebody else. >> i want to focus on one you haven't talked about of those you have done. penn state. they called you to do what? >> about a year ago, i got a call from penn state at the beginning of the problem and they just said we've watched you in other matters where you've had tough assignments to compensate victims. we saw that you did a little bit of this with sexual abuse cases in cincinnati. would you be -- could you give us advice or suggestions on how you do it what are the problems
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of eligibility and proof, proof? i spoke to them on the phone, a couple of calls. gave them my advice. that was it. it was early on in the process. i didn't hear from them. >> now that the verdict is in i was going to say, you might. >> i'm told that your skill is cutting a deal that everybody can live with. so what influences your decision-making process, ken, do what you do? >> usually you look and see who created the program. i don't create the programs. if it's 9/11, you look at the statute that congress passed and say here's how you do it. in bp a handshake to put up $20 billion and they lay out the ground rules. then you have to design a program that convinces victims that it's fair it's impartial, that it's transparent. it's very very difficult because there's a huge amount of emotion involved in this. all the rationality in the world, after virginia tech with
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32 students and faculty killed by a dee ranged gunman. so you have to deal with the emotional aspect of it. >> how do you do that? >> the main way you do it is by engaging the victims. hearings, an opportunity to be heard. come and tell your story. say whatever you want. it doesn't have to be about money. talk about a lost loved one. i saw that with about 900 hearings after 9/11. 900 families came to see me to express stories that were beyond belief in terms of tragedy. >> they look at you and they say, you're looking at this as dollars and cents. i'm looking at this as a loss that's unbearable. >> that's right. people rarely come to chat with me about the money. they want to validate the memory of a lost loved one. >> how do you do it without getting emotionally involved? the stories are heart-wrenching. >> you can't help.
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unless you have a heart of stone, you can't help but be impacted. mothers, fathers siblings grandparents, all coming to lament why me? why did i lose my husband? >> your titled a pay czar. i've never heard that title. are you comfortable with that title? do you see yourself that way? >> not really. that was an assignment of treasury where the congress required the treasury to set the pay for certain corporate executives so the media called this pay czar. that sounds like you're issuing imperial edicts. it was a mediation trying to work out with each company what seemed to corporate officials ought to be paid. >> you see yourself as a mediator. >> you try as best you can. it's very emotional. human nature. you try and work out as best you can who should get what and why. and you try and explain it to people and hope that they'll understand. >> great to see you again. >> thanks, charlie. >> it's a title of the book.
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who gets what? >> thank you. >> goes on sale now. thank you, ken. >> thank you. the wife of a disgraced chinese politician reportedly confessed to murder. we'll look at that case this morning and also talk about how fast china changing. good morning. getting a bit cloudier. take a look at first warning doppler. this is a wind shift. i don't want to see it like a long lasting cold front. midweek we're going to be cruising back towards 90. today a high of 84 after showers pass by this area between now and lunch. going to be a beautiful afternoon with clearing skies. over night tonight clear 56. tomorrow beautiful high of 81. by the end of
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this is alligator point florida, being hit by tropical storm debby this morning. you can see the wind starting to -- waves starting to pick up there. we have new information in a chinese murder mystery involving a high-profile political couple. >> this case triggered an embarrassing crisis inside china's government. chip reid is in beijing with more. good morning, chip. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and gayle. usually when the chinese leadership is faced with a scandal, they simply bury it.
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it's going to be difficult to do in the extraordinary case. >> he's been called the jackie kennedy of china. a glamorous woman who found herself in the national spotlight after march ig a member of one of the most powerful political families. now, foreign media reports say that after weeks of interrogation, she's confessed to the murder of a former close friend british businessman neil haywood. according to the reports, she allegedly poisoned him after he threatened to inform authorities that she had funneled billions of dollars in dirty money overseas. neither she nor her husband who was also arrested and dumped from the chinese bureau has been seen in public for months. they've simply disappeared and that is how the chinese government usually deals with scandal. >> detained in secret and they're investigated in secret. it's delt with in secret. >> a professor at a university
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in beijing says it might not be so easy for the government to make this case go away. >> there's no way to just brush this under the rug and keep it contained. it's already in the public eye. >> in fact it's a scandal that has shaken the highest levels of the chinese government. bo was in line to be promoted to the top tier of the bureau. now average chinese citizens who deal with it every day are wondering if the whole system is rotten. >> the -- that view has been really shaken. >> with a once a decade leadership change coming this fall, leaders are determined to avoid public protests. that might require demonstrating to the chinese people that they are rooting out corruption even when the alleged perpetrators are as high ranking as bo. >> now there's a lot of pressure on them to hold public trials for him and his wife who is accused of murder. >> now, if there is a public
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trial, it's likely to be announced before the government transition but the sordid trial probably won't happen until sometime next year. charlie and gayle? >> chip one question. what impact might it have on the transition to new leadership in china, new standing bureau and the rest? >> reporter: well, we're actually hearing word that the transition, this all-important, once a decade transition could actually be delayed because of this. that shows you how incredibly important the case is and how concerned the bureau is about it. charlie? >> thank you, chip reid. thanks. with us now is author and journalist joshua cooper ray mow. one of the top experts on chien a he was a foreign editor of "time" magazine and now a vice chairman of kissinger associates. >> gayle, pleasure to be with you. you're back with china? >> they're fascinated with black
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people in chien a i was there with my son and daughter. they would bow take the picture and runaway. it's like they were surprised to see us walking around ikea in shanghai. i can't imagine why. that doesn't surprise you, does it? >> it does not. your son is well settled oifr there? >> yes. >> can you imagine gayle king taking her son to ikea to look for things for a new apartment? >> you probably would have that picture taken no matter where you were. >> josh i took pictures too. it was my first trip to china. i had never been before. i was blown away. in particular with shanghai and then we made a trip to beijing. fascinated by the culture and the people. what is the most important thing we should know as americans about china? >> i think the scale of the transition is just almost impossible to understand until you've seen it in person. the ten years i've lived there china, the gdp tripled. income has gone up three times. the big city is more than that. that's a wrenching change. it's unbelievable in terms of
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the amount of wealth created. it creates other problems. >> the growth rate might this shake their confidence? >> i think this is a key issue. the chinese economy relies so much on this belief that it's going to continue to grow in perpetuity. the government is working very hard to keep the confidence going. they understand the confidence something they can control by putting a lot of money into the economy. that hasn't changed. the market economy still matters there. but the government matters a great deal more. >> the one thing they're trying do to do is go to a domestic demand economy. the demand from outside china has dropped dramatically. >> one of the things in april is a double-sided demand shock. which is the collapse and the european demand and a little bit u.s. demand. inside the country, the domestic demand seized up in a way not anticipated. two weeks ago, the government announced a new set of stimulus. >> this case this is a guy who
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was on a fast track. 8 or ten people who run china. he's now over. his wife is being held? what's the story in terms of what we can get our hands around? >> charlie it's very interesting. in beijing the discussion of the details of the case or whatever is a popular kind of cocktail party. i think it's going to be a while before anybody knows precisely what happened. >> it wasn't really on the news josh. >> right. >> i saw charlie rose on the news. i have to say, it was comforting to see the charlie rose show in beijing. that story was not really on the news. >> i think you make it -- it really represents a very fundamental challenge to the party. not only in the sense of you've got a senior in this position but how do you communicate about this and talk about this? it highlights a larger challenge in china, the issue of the rule of law. anyone from the chinese premier is a stumbling block on the reform. >> i want toarget this.
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as far as you know she has not confessed or said she did this? >> nobody will know. there will be at some point an announcement of the details of it. by the way, how that is handled will be revealing about the way that the system works. >> do people expect that the successor to hu jintao is going to be different and open and more relaxed and whatever? >> i think they expect she will be different. the current vice president, she's a remarkable figure. you spend time with him. he's charismatic. >> charming. >> over to iowa where he had lived. >> so he's a different kind of character. china always gets the leader that it needs or has for the last 30 years. you know he may be an example of that. >> one last quick question. does china want to play the role that the rest of the world wants it to play to step up and be a stakeholder? >> yeah. i think the chinese care the most about continuing development of their own country. it's got 300 million people
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living on less than $2 a day. having said that they want to secure their place in the world and that may not be -- mean playing by rules built by the united states or the europeans. >> thank you so much. good to see you here. >> eugene levy received a highest honor. he'll always be jim's dad to a generation of american pie fans. we'll talk about his new role in madea on "cbs this morning."
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is it true? >> what? >> all the wives are talking about it at the field today. >> i had no idea this was going
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on. i walked into the office and there's walter and he's saying what's on your desk? you shred everything. i'm going what's going on? he said you're going to take the fall for this because it's a ponzi scheme. you're going down because you're the cfo. i mean they gave bernie madoff 200 years. what do you think they're going to do to me? sweetheart, i'm in trouble. >> calm down. we need to get a lawyer. >> eugene levy's latest film. madea's witness protection is a change from the eight american pie movies that he has made. >> multitalented actor. appeared in dozens much films since he made it big. glad today have him with us in studio 57. welcome. >> wow. >> exciting to be here. it's the greatest set. >> i think so too. >> i don't want to leave. >> you don't have to. >> stay as long as you want. have lunch here. first of all, i want to correct. i said levy rather than levy.
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>> spelled the same way. >> indeed. you were appointed a member of the order of canada from american -- >> yes. my order -- my order of canada pin which i wear proudly. that's the highest honor you can get in canada. you know given for a body of work and for contributions to different charitable organizations that you've been involved with. that was nice. >> we were talking before you sat down about working for tyler perry, a man who knows his audience. >> yeah. it's interpret a mazing. you know this is a -- that was like a 20-day shoot on the movie. which is not a lot of time to shoot a movie. i've shot movies in 20 days i think we did waiting for guffman in 20 days best in show in 20 days. shows movies are done excuse me on a short schedule. this was a 20-day shoot that he
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finished in 16. and the reason is he knows exactly what he wants. he knows exactly what he needs. and he wastes no time. you just go through, he gets a couple of tapes. >> he's on to the next. >> i know he wanted you. i e-mailed him last night. he says this. >> he's beyond hysterical. i loved working with him. he's a comedic genius who can make you laugh without saying a word. >> go ahead. make us laugh. he said you were brilliant in in role. >> that is really nice. it's much more fun to have words in the movie. but, no no. he's just a very sweet guy. one of the -- one of the reasons that i actually jumped on this was getting a chance to work with him, who in a short span of time has just become iconic in this business. he's a writer, a producer a director. he does it all. when i first saw tyler perry's name above the title, tyler
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perry's madea, who is this tyler perry. why does he -- because he does everything and yes, his name should be right above the title. >> he does many things. he'll be here on wednesday. let's talk about you. they think american pie, the dad in american pie, you were closely associated with that. when i think of eugene levy. the faces and the characters are so interesting. when did you know you want to do this? >> well, i don't think i -- listen, i was always interested in acting. i always did work in school and university. you know i bombed my way through university literally. i was an academic disaster really. but i did a lot of theater there. >> did you not go to class, eugene or were you not a good student? there's a difference. >> no. i'm not sure -- it's hard to say whether i was a good student because i never went to class. had i gone to class, who knows?
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>> who knows? >> but i was just doing a lot of theater and i loved hanging out with the theater people and hanging out in the theaters. i was doing all of that. but still not thinking to myself this is what i want to do for a living. it never occurred to me that you could do this for a living. i actually got into it accidentally by calling my good friend ivan riekt man who i went to school with. he's a big time director in hollywood now. i went to university college you say down here. he was starting his first feature. i was bombing out of school. ivan said he could give me a job and that's coffee boy. >> you said yes? >> i said yes. took it 60 bucks a week. >> continued success. it's great to have you here. >> thank you very much. eugene levy, congratulations. madea's witness protection opens in theaters on friday. sorry charlie. up next your local news.
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it's 5 minutes before 9:00. clouds have moved in. marty is in the weather center. >> let's take a look at first warning doppler weather radar. we're seeing this pretty nice wind shift move our way. i say nice because this afternoon and tomorrow is going to be beautiful. showers starting of the mason dixon line. i want to come over here down to the area just north of ocean city. severe thunderstorm warnings. right along maryland delaware border there we're going to definitely be seeing some rather vigorous weather over the next 30 or 40 minutes. let's take a look at the forecast today. we're going to go for a high around 84. any showers or heavy thunderstorms this morning will give way to clearing skies this
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afternoon. 56, clear over night. tomorrow partly sunny 81 as the high. 8 5 wednesday 91 thursday. dozens of families are returning home after a fire forced them to evacuate in queen ann's county. it's schuh -- it's mike schuh on the story. >> reporter: the fire on kent island is what people feared. it was the smoke and the embers that drove them away. about this time sunday morning 200 firefighters rolled into residents neighborhoods on the southern part of the island. they bulldozed paths back to a heavily wooded area where the fire was worse. authorities called for te evacuation of over -- the evacuation of over 20 homes. firefighters will remain in the area to get to hot spots. i'm mike schuh reporting. back to you. the baltimore city council
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will vote on a budget deal. they try ied to prevent the closure of recreation centers and fire companies. that action failed and the mayor's budget passed the committee. friends and family have said a final good-bye to a teen who died after a confrontation with an off duty officer. chris brown died last week. right now no charges have been filed. mike phelps will seek to qualify for the oh almost picks this -- olympics this morning. this could be his first show down between him and rival ryan lotee. phelps won the 4000 -- 400 at the past two olympics. >> complete news and first
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